Steadfastly Believe in Master and the Fa
From illiteracy to reading Zhuan Falun in three months
I turned 61 this year. I am a farmer, and I am illiterate. I began to practice Falun Gong in May of 1997. My health was poor and I had all kinds of diseases. My health didn't improve even after taking medicine and injections every day. When qigong was at its peak of popularity, I started to practice Falun Gong after my friend introduced it to me. I felt pretty good after I did the exercises, and my whole body felt warm. Ever since then I have kept practicing.
Afterward practicing I attended a Fa-study group and read Zhuan Falun along with everyone else. At first I seemed to understand it, and later on, the assistant gave me my own copy of Zhuan Falun. However, since I was illiterate, I found it difficult to read. I asked Master Li for help. I earnestly listened to other people as they read and followed along with the characters in the book. When I saw characters that I did not know, I asked the meaning. After three months, I could read the whole book. I was so excited that I could not help crying.
After reading the book of Fa again and again, I gained an initial understanding of Dafa. I knew that Master had come to offer salvation to us and that we needed to study the Fa to cultivate Buddhahood. With further Fa-study, my understanding improved. I knew that we came from the heavens and, through cultivation, we could return to our true selves. Only then did I really enter the door of Dafa.
After practicing and reading the book for only two months, all of my previous diseases disappeared. Everyone noticed the miraculous effects that Falun Gong had on me. My two sisters joined the practice and even my mother began to practice Falun Gong.
My son and daughter-in-law supported me in practicing Falun Gong. Although they did not practice, they believed that Falun Dafa was good and they also believed that minor illness would soon disappear if they recited, "Falun Dafa is good." My family lived in peace and harmony.
One time my granddaughter had a fish bone stuck in her throat and could hardly breath. Her face changed color and her parents were so anxious that they simply did not know what to do. I picked up my granddaughter and stood in front of Master's picture and said, "I ask Master to save this young disciple." I repeated it three times. She threw up the fish bone immediately. Master is protecting us at all times.
Saving sentient beings is the most important thing
Under the protection of Master, I have cultivated everyday over the past 11 years and I've steadfastly believed in Master and the Fa. After July 20, 1999, I started to distribute fliers and put up posters. I wrote the materials by myself if there were no materials available. I was not afraid and I believed in Master and the Fa. I persistently clarified the truth in public and I was never interfered with by the authorities. I safely walked on the path to godhood arranged by Master.
After the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, Master asked us to clarify the truth and save sentient beings. Master told us in Zhuan Falun:
"The Buddha School emphasizes cultivating Shan of Zhen-Shan-Ren. Because the cultivation of Shan can generate great, benevolent compassion, and when compassion develops one will find all beings suffering, the Buddha School thus develops an aspiration to offer salvation to all beings."
Chinese people are deeply deceived by the evil CCP--how could we not save them? They have waited millions of years for the Fa. Dafa disciples should clarify the truth to them by disclosing the lies, distributing the Nine Commentaries, and persuading them to quit the CCP. It's our responsibility to save them.
I regard saving sentient beings as a disciple's responsibility and the most important thing. I organize my time well. In the morning I deal with my housework, in the afternoon I go out to save sentient beings, and in the evening I study the Fa and practice until midnight when I send forth righteous thoughts. I send forth righteous thoughts hourly to eliminate local evil in the morning. When I persuade someone to quit the CCP, I ask Master for help: "I am going out to save sentient beings and I need Master's help. Master, please call the predestined people to me so that I can clarify the truth to them." So I have been very effective in clarifying the truth, and the number of people who quit the CCP increased from seven to dozens and up to 40 people daily. Of course, it was all done by Master. I only walked there and talked, not really knowing what I was supposed to do.
At the beginning I did not know where to start when I set out to persuade someone to quit the CCP, so I started with my friends. I took every chance to study the Fa and obtained wisdom from the Fa. On the other hand, I learned from the experiences of fellow practitioners by reading the Minghui website. I do everything with my heart and save sentient beings with compassion. It took effect in the end. When I sought to persuade my friends to quit the CCP, some of them quit immediately, some of them did after hearing me several times, and some of them never did. In a local neighborhood committee, after I clarified the truth to seven or eight members of the CCP, all of them quit the CCP and chose a bright future for themselves.
I do not discriminate when I clarify the truth. Old or young, officials or farmers, I shouldn't just clarify the truth to old people and skip the young ones. I must break out of discrimination, so I started to explain the facts to young people. I usually choose to do this to a single passerby on a street that is not very busy. When I greet them, I smile. I also address them according to their ages. For example, I call him "brother" if he is a young guy and ask, "Do you mind if I take several minutes of your time?" After I get their permission, I ask, "Did you join the Youth League or Young Pioneers?" They usually answer without a thought. Then I find a starting point and talk about the persecution of Falun Gong and the Tiananmen Self Immolation Incident, and that quitting the CCP saves lives. I don't need to talk too much before they agree to quit the CCP and its affiliations.
One time I explained the facts at the gate of a college. I did not talk to people in a group--I focused on one or two students. I asked them if they had heard of the Nine Commentaries or if they had quit the CCP and its affiliations. Most of them played with computers and knew about some of it. Most had joined the Youth League in order to go to college. Just after I tell them that quitting the CCP will save their lives, they quit. Over 20 of them quit in one afternoon.
With the rapid progress of Fa-rectification, the evil factors that control sentient beings are becoming fewer, and more and more people know the truth, so it's easier to clarify the truth and persuade people to quit the CCP. If we only can step out and clarify the truth with compassion, more people will quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. The wave of quitting the CCP is unstoppable. I have assisted over ten thousand people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations over the past few years.
Steadfastly believe in Master and the Fa
In my efforts to tell people to facts about Falun Gong, I have encountered interference from police or officials several times. There was even a safety issue. I kept righteous thoughts, was not afraid, and was vigilant as well. I was not afraid as long as I was being selfless. I recited from Hong Yin "Benevolent Might:" "Dafa is what you carry everywhere, Zhen Shan Ren, rooted in the mind; A great Arhat walks the earth, Gods and demons fear with awe." The authorities did not see me and they couldn't touch me.
Once I had gone to a countryside construction site to distribute materials and to explain the facts. I did not notice that there was a police car hidden in the dark. I had given materials to the head of the construction site, and he hinted to me, "There is a dog, please leave immediately!" I hopped on my motorcycle and left, but the hidden police car started to chase me. While I sent forth righteous thoughts, I drove onto a small path in a field. The police car couldn't follow and had to stop there.
Similar situations happened several times. I escaped with Master's protection. I believe in Master and the Fa. As a Dafa disciple who assists Master in Fa-rectification, we are saving sentient beings and it's the kindest and most sacred thing we can do. Neither the old forces nor the evil can do anything to stop us.
In clarifying the truth, I just do what I am supposed to do as a Dafa disciple. In the future I will keep doing the three things well, study the Fa, and save sentient beings diligently, until the CCP collapses and the Fa rectifies the human world.